CRTC to release decision from Wireless Code review at 11am EST tomorrow


Four months after the CRTC’s Canadian Wireless Code hearings, the telecom regulator is set to present its decisions tomorrow, June 15th.

The CRTC announced its intentions in its weekly anticipated releases bulletin, though it did not provide any further information indicating there would be an accompanying briefing for the press or public. Cartt has confirmed the release will come out at 11am EST specifically.

During the Wireless Code review, several independent parties took issue with carrier unlocking fees, including Freedom Mobile and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. For his part, CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais suggested that unlocking fees should be available at a fixed price far below $50.

Bill-shock remained a concern, but there was general acknowledgement of the improvements made since the introduction of the Wireless Code in 2013. In response to cost concerns, the CRTC suggested that the Wireless Code be amended to give parents more control over household data limits.

Two special interest groups representing Canada’s deaf and blind communities also advocated in favour of changes to the Code that would make wireless technology more accessible for people who are deaf or blind.

Keep your eyes tuned to MobileSyrup for coverage.